Andrew Johnson v. Brevard County Board of Commissioners was an appeal of a Florida Workers Compensation case concerning the use of fat burner supplements. The claimant consumed Performix and Cellucor C4, causing him to suffer from a heart attack.
The E/C’s IME testified that the heart attack was caused by the two supplements, which can cause cardiac issues. The claimant’s IME testified differently, saying that he did not know the cause of the heart attack, but did not believe it to be a result of the supplements. An EMA was appointed due to the difference in medical opinions. The EMA concluded that the supplements had to be the cause of the heart attack, since the claimant had no pre-existing conditions.
The condition itself was determined not to be caused by a work-related factor, making the claimant ineligible for compensation.
Compensation DENIED; TTD/TPD DENIED; Authorization of medical care DENIED; Attorney’s fees DENIED